UBC Apple Festival happens this weekend
The ever-popular UBC Apple Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday (October 19 and 20) at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.
Each year, the festival sells over 20,000 kilograms of the fruit to the thousands of people who attend. This year, over 70 varieties of apples will be available. These include heritage apples like Bramley's Seedling and Cox’s Orange Pippin, as well as the Okana, a newly registered apple.
Never heard of any of those? For $5, you can hit the apple tasting tent and sample up to 60 varieties of new and heritage apples grown in British Columbia. That's just one of the activities on the family-friendly weekend, which includes puppet shows for the kids, fruit trees for sale, and more.
Entrance to the festival costs $4 cash, and kids under 12 are free. It runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UBC Botanical Garden. A bike valet will be available at the main entrance and there's a free shuttle bus from the UBC Campus West Parkade. Find more info here.